Trudeau Classic Regatta – Aug 24th 2017

Cryptic (on the left) and Kristaly (on the right), both in Runa IVs, leading the fleet on the first leg of race 2 during the Trudeau Classic Regatta in The North Sea on Thursday, August 24th, 2017. Picture courtesy of Petra.

Cryptic (on the left) and Kristaly (on the right), both in Runa IVs, leading the fleet on the first leg of race 2 during the Trudeau Classic Regatta in The North Sea on Thursday, August 24th, 2017. Picture courtesy of Petra.

This weeks Trudeau Patchogue II Class Races turned into the Trudeau Classic Regatta as we raced the new Trudeau Runa IV along side the Patchogue II. Spectators turned out in large numbers to watch the new gaff rigged yawl put through her paces along the shores of Eden, gathering at Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus Region, the beaches in the Eden Albatros region, and the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin region. The sims themselves started out slightly choppy, as three DNFs were attributed to crashes during the first race. The sim weather settled down, however, as smooth seas were prevalent during the second race. The fleet today was comprised of six Patchgoue IIs and six Runa IVs for the first race, with Kayo switching from her Runa IV to her Patchogue II in the second race.

From the left (in Trudeau boats): Cryptic (Runa IV), Rosie (Patchogue II), Laured (Patchogue II), Sophie (Patchogue II), Kristaly (Runa IV), Cor (Runa IV), Kayo (Runa IV), and Ultra (Runa IV). On the dock: Josh, Roama, Penny, Analyse, and Petra.

From the left (in Trudeau boats): Cryptic (Runa IV), Rosie (Patchogue II), Laured (Patchogue II), Sophie (Patchogue II), Kristaly (Runa IV), Cor (Runa IV), Kayo (Runa IV), and Ultra (Runa IV).
On the dock: Josh, Roama, Penny, Analyse, and Petra.

The first race, on the North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was used as the handicapping race for the Runa IV. The data gleaned from today resulted in the Runa IV receiving a handicap of 0.57 (All North Sea handicaps can be seen here North Sea Handicap Table). The fleet got off to a moderate start as some sailors were still getting used to their new Runa IVs and the Patchogue pack navigated among the larger yachts not usually present during this race. I got things started as I got my Runa IV across the start line at 00:00:13. Rosie, in her Patchogue II, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:22, followed by Ultra, in his Runa IV, at 00:00:34. Rugger, in his Patchogue II, was across the start line next at 00:00:34, followed by Neil, in his Patchogue II, at 00:00:42. Kayo, in her Runa IV, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:42, followed by Cor, in his Runa IV, at 00:00:54. Laured, in her Patchogue II, was across the start line next at 00:00:54, followed by Moon, in his Patchogue II, at 00:01:06, and Sophie, in her Patchogue II, at 00:01:09. Looralie and Kristaly, both in Runa IVs, were next to cross the start line at 00:01:16 and 00:01:39. I was in clean air as I got across the start line first and closest to the committee boat, in my Runa IV, and sprinted on, leading the fleet for the entire course. Rosie, in her Patchogue II, benefited from crossing right after me as she was in clean air herself and settled in behind me before the swifter upwind Runa IVs of Cor and Kristaly caught up and passed her. Ultra, in his Runa IV, fell back slightly in the fleet as Neil, in his Patchogue II, and Looralie, in her Runa IV, both made moves to pass him. Laured, in her Patchogue II, settled in just aft of Ultra with Rugger, in his Patchogue II, taken up the rear of the fleet. Kayo, in her Runa IV, Moon, in his Patchogue II, and Sophie, in her Patchogue II, all succumbed to crashes and recorded DNFs. I was first across the finish line, taking line honors, with Cor crossing the finish second. Kristaly crossed the finish line third, followed by Rosie, Neil, Looralie, Ultra, Laured, and Rugger.

The second race, on the North Sea Circle course, saw the fleet getting more comfortable with the Runa IVs. The fleet got off to a quicker start than they did in the first race with 9 of the 12 racers across the start line as 26 seconds ticked off the race clock. Kayo, now in her Patchogue II after using her Runa IV in the first race, got things started as she crossed the start line at 00:00:02. Laured, in her Patchogue II, and myself, in my Runa IV, were both next to cross the start line at 00:00:03. Kristaly, in her Runa IV, was across the start line next at 00:00:08 followed by Neil, in his Patchogue II, at 00:00:11. Rugger, in his Patchogue II, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:15, with Sophie, in her Patchogue II, right on his stern at 00:00:16. Moon, in his Patchogue II, was across the start line next at 00:00:23, followed by Cor, in his Runa IV, at 00:00:26. Rosie, in her Patchogue II, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:40, followed by Ultra, in his Runa IV, at 00:00:58, and Looralie in her Runa IV, at 00:01:10. Kayo, in her Patchogue II, and I, in my Runa IV, both crossed the start line closest to the committee boat on the windward side of the line putting us in clean air. However, Kayo wound up in my wind shadow as I was windward of her causing her to fall back as I took the lead. Kristaly, in her Runa IV, crossed the start line on the far leeward side, and was in clean air herself, taking up second as we both sprinted upwind towards the first tack to head west to the radio station island in the Soncoya region. Laured, in her Patchogue II, and Neil, in his Patchogue II, both fought closely as they settled in behind Kayo. Rugger, in his Patchogue II, got stuck in the wind shadow of several Runa IVs and fell back to the rear of the fleet. Sophie and Moon, both in Patchogue IIs, suffered the same fate as they settled in just ahead of Rugger, after having fallen back, with Moon leading Sophie. Cor, in his Runa IV, made moves to pass several as he ultimately settled in just aft of Kayo. Rosie, in her Patchogue II, was locked in a position battle with Ultra, in his Runa IV, for most of the course, with Ultra ultimately passing her. Kristaly, in her Runa IV, and myself, in my Runa IV, were locked in a battle for the entire course as Kristaly was right on my stern with her bowsprit nearly touching my boomkin on several occasions as we rounded the island marks on the course. I held on to squeak out a small lead and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors, as Kristaly crossed the finish line second. Kayo crossed the finish line third followed by Cor, Neil, Laured, Looralie, Ultra, Rosie, Moon, Sohpie, and Rugger.

More pictures, courtesy of Petra, after the results.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: 225° (SW), 9.25 m/s (18kts)

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), with Kristaly (kristaly Resident) second, and Cor (CorSakov Sosa) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Kristaly (kristaly Resident) and Cor (CorSakov Sosa) finished tied with 5 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
kristaly Resident 3 2
CorSakov Sosa 2 3

In the last race, Kristaly breaks the tie with Cor with her second place finish over Cor’s third place finish.


Looralie (Looralie Resident) and Neil (eager2discover Resident) finished tied with 11 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
Looralie Resident 6 5
eager2discover Resident 5 6

In the last race, Looralie breaks the tie with Neil with her fifth place finish over Neil’s sixth place finish.


Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) and Sophie (Sophienveux Resident) both finished tied with 21 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If there is a series score tie between two or more boats, each boat’s race scores shall be listed in order of best to worst, and at the first point(s) where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favour of the boat(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
ruggeromare Resident 9 12
Sophienveux Resident 10 11

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Rugger’s favor with having a ninth place finish over Sophie’s tenth place finish as her best.

 

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Crew Me IF you can…August 19

For this new edition of the the IF race we had 5 boats, each one with a 2 people crew.

Race 1

Rugg – Phil
Red – Mallorie
Alex – Kris
Fanny – Justin
Alice – Claire

North Sea Triple Pink – SW 15

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Race line. Alice and Claire taking the lead at the start. The pack is just behind.

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First mark. Alex turns first. Claire and Alice following closely. The rest if the pack is right behind. At this point the race is very open.

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Fanny and Justin are now leading. Alex and his crew had some problems. The pack is still very close behind.

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For a strange reason, Claire and Alice took the wrong side of the mark and had to turn around again. The other boat is I believe Rugg and Phil taking the opportunity.

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Fanny and Justin on their way for the first place

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Red and Mallorie, passing the last mark in 2 position.

Race Results:
1: FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — 00:24:19
2: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — 00:25:00
3: Atomic Infinity IDBSF544 — 00:25:50
4: ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — 00:29:54
5: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — not Finished

[08:36]
Lap Times:
FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:24:07
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:23 — Last lap: 00:24:37
Atomic Infinity IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:25:49
ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — Start: 00:00:20 — Last lap: 00:29:34
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:16 — Last lap: not finished

Congratulation to Fanny and Justin for the first place and Red / Mallorie for the 2 place (first time crewing together)

This was a great race !

Race 2

Kayo – Moon
Red – Mallorie
Alex – Kris
Fanny – Justin
Alice – Claire

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The only picture i have since i was racing. Fanny and Alex ahead of us.

Alex  and Kris took the first place followed by Fanny and Justin. Congratulation to all our teams !

Race Results:
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:22:59
2: FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — 00:23:49
3: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — 00:24:41
4: Kayo Torii IDBS7C9C — 00:26:00
5: Atomic Infinity IDBSF544 — 00:26:52

[09:10]
Lap Times:
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:22:58
FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:23:37
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:27 — Last lap: 00:24:14
Kayo Torii IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: 00:25:41
Atomic Infinity IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:36 — Last lap: 00:26:16

Don’t hesitate the join the race next Saturday. We welcome all sailors and all levels.

Kayo

 

Cat Fight – August 18

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Great fleet for this new edition of the Cat Fight. 12 boats lining up, old and new kitties, all waiting to unleash  the speed of their small catamaran. As usual our RD for this week was Cryptic. Looking at the number of boats she was about to have work !

Race 1

Race 1: CartFight-2 Gates

Wind: NW 315° 18kts

Type: Nacra/FS handicap

Boats and Crew

FS – Shau, Ultra, Phil, Claire, Rayz

FS/C – Kayo w/Moon, Dae w/Minna

Nacra – Gryfin, Justin, Soh, Rugger w/Red, Christine

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This first race was epic. While i was rushing to the starting line, 16 kts, i could see boats everywhere and my only goal was to avoid them. I eventually did, crossing the line in a good position and quickly sailing  ahead of the pack . The race was not so easy for other sailors, 4 crews could not finish the race, victims of our only fear: the lag.

Because of their speed, the two Flying Shadow crewed went quickly out of the fleet, fighting for the first and second position. Justin and his Nacra was the 3 one to cross the line, taking the 4 position after handicap and letting the 3 position to Ultra and his FS. A great race for these two new kitties !

If these big fleets don’t offer always the best sailing condition, there is something magic of being part of a large race, sailing with others people sharing the same interest for speed. It was fun !

Race 1 - August 19

Race 2: NS-

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Wind: SW 225° 18kts

Type: Nacra/FS handicap

Boats and Crew

FS – Ultra, Claire, Rayz

FS/C – Kayo w/Moon, Dae w/Minna, Shau w/woogalie

Nacra – Gryfin w/Red, Soh, Christine, Phil

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For the second race, because of the number of boats, we had to cancel the Rodeo and took a race with less turns and more space. It was a good decision. We almost all finished the race successfully.

After a good start, Claire took the lead with her FS. She took the first place after handicap followed by Ultra. The 3 place was for Phil and his Nacra.

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Race 3

Race 3: CartFight-2 Gates

Wind: NW 315° 18kts

Type: FS class crewed

Boats and Crew

Shau w/woogalie, Gryfin w/Red, Ultra w/Noto, Dae w/Minna, Kayo w/Moon, Claire w/Phil

6 boats for the last race. The largest crew fleet we had in the Cat Fight. It was as well a very tactical race. After the first mark, Claire was ahead, but behind, Dae, Ultra and Kayo were fighting their way to the first gate, trying to take advantage of their position. Making the deadly mistake of putting myself downwind from the 2 others FS, i saw Claire accelerating …While she was probably reaching 16 or 18knots at the gate, we were stuck at 12 kts….that is the Cat Fight ! Congratulation to all crew and of course to our winner ! Claire !

Results 

Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:02  —  Last lap: 00:08:14

Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:04  —  Last lap: 00:09:34

blondij Resident   IDBSC2E7 — Start: 00:00:03  —  Last lap: 00:09:53

ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:05  —  Last lap: 00:10:09

ShauIa Resident   IDBS87D5 — Start: 00:00:06  —  Last lap: –DNF

Gryfin Goldshark   IDBSF3BD — Start: 00:00:36  —  Last lap: –DNF

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The usual after race.

The complete album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147996226@N08/sets/72157685259325934

Thx you Arwen for these pictures !

Thx to Cryptic for RD and to Eden and the North Sea to host the Cat Fight.

Kayo.

 

Bandit Regatta – July 24th 2017

From the left (in boats): Ultra (Bandit IF), Cor (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Daphne with Maddy (Bandit 60). On the dock: Penny, Cryptic, Arwen, Ellem, Gryfin, Daenerys, Rugger, and Breobol.

From the left (in boats): Ultra (Bandit IF), Cor (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Daphne with Maddy (Bandit 60).
On the dock: Penny, Cryptic, Arwen, Ellem, Gryfin, Daenerys, Rugger, and Breobol.

This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta featured some great racing with reasonably calm sim weather. The racing was exciting as there were several position changes at the front of the fleet in both races. The sims behaved well as there was only one DNF recorded in each race to crashes. Plus. this weeks fleets were made up entirely of Bandit IFs.

The first race, on the North Sea Triple Pink course, was the fleet get off to a speedy start as half the racers were across the start line with 8 seconds on the race clock. Daenerys and Alexandre were both first across the start line, crossing together at 00:00:04. Jackson was right on their sterns, crossing the start line next at 00:00:05. Ultra was next across the start line at 00:00:08, followed by Cor at 00:00:28, Rugger at 00:00:29, Soh at 00:00:37, and Gryfin at 00:00:38. Daenerys put up a good fight as she held the lead in the front of the fleet over the first leg of the course to the pink buoy in the Sloe region. Alexandre and Jackson were both right on her stern though and soon both made moves to pass her as they raced along the second leg to the white buoy in the Eden Puffin region. Ultra settled in just aft of the front three in the fleet. Cor unfortunately crashed and recorded a DNF. Rugger took up position aft of Ultra but wound up missing the fifth course mark and was disqualified(DSQ) for racing an incorrect course. Soh settled into position towards the rear of the fleet, with Gryfin taking up the rear. Alexandre crossed the finish line first, taking line honors, with Jackson crossing the second. Daenerys was next across the finish line followed by Ultra, Soh, and Gryfin.

The second race, on the North Sea Trapezoid course, saw the entire fleet across the start line as 28 seconds ticked off the race clock. Gryfin took a gamble and started on a port-tack, with the rest of the fleet all on starboard-tacks, crossing the start line at 00:00:01. Gryfin’s port-tack gamble did not pay off, however, as he fouled four boats on the course side of the race line, all on starboard-tacks as his boat either forced them off course or collided with their bows (Rule 10*). Alexandre was next to cross the start line, at 00:00:02, followed by Daenerys at 00:00:03, Ultra at 00:00:08, Jackson at 00:00:12, Red at 00:00:13, Moon at 00:00:16, Rugger at 00:00:21, and Soh at 00:00:28. Gryfin continued on his port-tack course, heading west from the Breadnut region, however he was subsequently disqualified for finishing the race and failing to complete a 360° penalty turn for his Rule 10 foul after the start. Alexandre took advantage of his quick start and gained the lead by the time he rounded the first course mark, the green buoy south of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region. Jackson and Daenerys were both right on Alexandre’s stern, as they both battle neck and neck for position. Ultra settled in just aft of Jackson and Daenerys. Red unfortunately crashed and recorded a DNF. Moon took up position just aft of Ultra followed by Rugger and Soh. Alexandre held his lead and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors as Jackson crossed the finish line second, with Deanerys a very close third. Ultra crossed the finish line next, followed by Moon, Rugger, and Soh.

*Rule 10 – Right of Way – On Opposite Tacks:
When boats are on opposite tacks, a port-tack boat shall keep clear of a starboard-tack boat.

Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Race 1: North Sea Triple Pink
Race Results:
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:23:05
2: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:23:24
3: blondij Resident IDBSC2E7 — 00:23:46
4: ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — 00:24:03
5: sohaidan Resident IDBS5CF3 — 00:24:51
6: Gryfin Goldshark IDBSF3BD — 00:29:05
7: CorSakov Sosa IDBS2EBD –DNF
8: ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D –DSQ

Lap Times:
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:23:01
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:05 — Last lap: 00:23:19
blondij Resident IDBSC2E7 — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:23:42
ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:08 — Last lap: 00:23:55
sohaidan Resident IDBS5CF3 — Start: 00:00:37 — Last lap: 00:24:14
Gryfin Goldshark IDBSF3BD — Start: 00:00:38 — Last lap: 00:28:27
CorSakov Sosa IDBS2EBD — Start: 00:00:28 — Last lap: –DNF
ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — Start: 00:00:29 — Last lap: –DSQ

Race 2: North Sea Trapezoid
Race Results:
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:16:23
2: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:17:42
3: blondij Resident IDBSC2E7 — 00:17:49
4: ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — 00:18:23
5: moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — 00:18:55
6: ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — 00:20:49
7: sohaidan Resident IDBS5CF3 — 00:22:49
8: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B –DNF
9: Gryfin Goldshark IDBSF3BD –DSQ

Lap Times:
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:16:21
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:17:30
blondij Resident IDBSC2E7 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:17:46
ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:08 — Last lap: 00:18:15
moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:00:16 — Last lap: 00:18:39
ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — Start: 00:00:21 — Last lap: 00:20:28
sohaidan Resident IDBS5CF3 — Start: 00:00:28 — Last lap: 00:22:21
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:13 — Last lap: –DNF
Gryfin Goldshark IDBSF3BD — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: –DSQ


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
ramuf Resident 1 2 3 1
Jacquimo Resident 2 2 4 2
blondij Resident 3 3 6 3
ultramantra Resident 4 4 8 4
sohaidan Resident 5 7 12 5
ruggeromare Resident 7 6 13 6
moonglownight Resident 9 5 14 7
Gryfin Goldshark 6 8 14 8
CorSakov Sosa 7 10 17 9
RedHeadJO Resident 9 8 17 10

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Alexandre (ramuf Resident), with Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) second, and Daenerys (blondij Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) was disqaulified (DSQ) in race one for sailing an incorrect course.


Gryfin (Gryfin Goldshark) was disqaulified (DSQ) in race two for failing to complete a 360° penalty turn as instructed for failing to keep clear of a starboard-tack boat while on a port-tack (Rule 10).


Moon (moonglownight Resident) and Gryfin (Gryfin Goldshark) both finished tied with 14 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If there is a series score tie between two or more boats, each boat’s race scores shall be listed in order of best to worst, and at the first point(s) where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favour of the boat(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
moonglownight Resident 5 9
Gryfin Goldshark 6 8

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Moon’s favor with having a fifth place finish over Gryfin’s sixth place finish as his best.


Cor (CorSakov Sosa) and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) both finished tied with 17 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If there is a series score tie between two or more boats, each boat’s race scores shall be listed in order of best to worst, and at the first point(s) where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favour of the boat(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
CorSakov Sosa 7 10
RedHeadJO Resident 8 9

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Cor’s favor with having a seven point finish over Red’s eight point finish as her best.

We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop to the first place overall winner.

 

Trudeau Patch II Class Racing – July 20th 2017

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Rugger, Ellem, Cor, Burton, Red, and Neil. On the dock: Cryptic.

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Rugger, Ellem, Cor, Burton, Red, and Neil.
On the dock: Cryptic.

This weeks Trudeau Patchogue II class races featured great sim weather with some really spirited racing. The sims behaved themselves well with no DNFs or crashes on the day. We also saw a nice turnout of spectators, as people gathered along the shore in the Eden Albatros region and also along the beaches of Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region, to watch the fleet on both courses. Petra was to direct this race but circumstances out of her control tied her up and I directed the race in her place. We would also like to welcome Ellem to racing in SL as these were her first races as a skipper.

The first race, on the North Sea Breadnut to Eden Auk course, saw the fleet get off to a great start as all 5 boats were across the start line as 26 seconds ticked off the race clock. Ellem started her race career off well, getting the fleet started as she crossed the start line at 00:00:03. Burton was next to cross the start line at 00:00:15, followed by Red, crossing at 00:00:24. Cor and Neil were next across the start line, crossing together at 00:00:26. The fleet stayed tightly packed along the first leg to the first course mark, the green buoy south of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region. Red made her move, after rounding the course mark, and passed Cor, as Neil, Ellem, and Burton followed. Red held onto her small lead as she crossed the finish line, in the Eden Auk region, first, followed by Cor, crossing second. Neil crossed the finish line next, in third, followed by Ellem, crossing in fourth, and Burton, crossing in fifth.

The second race, on the North Sea Eden Auk to Breadnut course, saw the wind change for the fleet, from the 225°(SW) 18 knots of the first race to 135°(SE) 18 knots. This time Cor got things started for the fleet, as he crossed the start line at 00:00:12. Burton was next to cross the start line at 00:00:17, followed by Neil, crossing at 00:00:20, Red, crossing at 00:00:22, and Ellem, crossing at 00:00:53. Cor kept on a starboard tack, heading east and then finally tacking south, in the Eden Albatros sim, while the rest of the fleet tacked to port in the Eden Fulmar region, heading south early. Red lead the fleet that tacked south early, followed by Neil, Ellem, and Burton, who fell back after getting stuck in irons as he tacked. As everyone converged ont he first course mark, the green buoy south of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, Cor and Red met up at the mark, both side by side as the cleared the mark, with Neil right on their stern. Red, Cor, and Neil remained tightly packed as they all approached the second course mark, the pink buoy in the Eden Fulmar region, with Cor coming out slightly ahead after all three rounded the mark. Ellem followed just to the rear with Burton closing in behind her. Ellem’s lead over Burton slipped as Burton passed her on the final leg to the finish line. Cor would hold his slight lead as he crossed the finish line first, followed by Red in second, Neil crossing third, Burton in fourth, and Ellem in fifth.

Race Director: Cryptic

Race 1: North Sea Breadnut to Eden Auk
Wind: 225° (SW), 9.25 m/s (18kts)
Race Results:
1: RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — 00:12:53
2: CorSakov Sosa IDPHOP — 00:13:10
3: eager2discover Resident IDBAD2 — 00:13:35
4: Giini Starfall IDGS02 — 00:13:49
5: BiBurton Resident IDBU44 — 00:14:45

Lap Times:
RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — Start: 00:00:24 — Last lap: 00:12:29
CorSakov Sosa IDPHOP — Start: 00:00:26 — Last lap: 00:12:44
eager2discover Resident IDBAD2 — Start: 00:00:26 — Last lap: 00:13:09
Giini Starfall IDGS02 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:13:46
BiBurton Resident IDBU44 — Start: 00:00:15 — Last lap: 00:14:30

Race 2: North Sea Eden Auk to Breadnut
Wind: 135° (SE), 9.25 m/s (18kts)
Race Results:
1: CorSakov Sosa IDPHOP — 00:16:19
2: RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — 00:16:27
3: eager2discover Resident IDBAD2 — 00:16:30
4: BiBurton Resident IDBU44 — 00:19:21
5: Giini Starfall IDGS02 — 00:20:45

Lap Times:
CorSakov Sosa IDPHOP — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:16:07
RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — Start: 00:00:22 — Last lap: 00:16:05
eager2discover Resident IDBAD2 — Start: 00:00:20 — Last lap: 00:16:10
BiBurton Resident IDBU44 — Start: 00:00:17 — Last lap: 00:19:04
Giini Starfall IDGS02 — Start: 00:00:53 — Last lap: 00:19:52


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
CorSakov Sosa 2 1 3 1
RedHeadJO Resident 1 2 3 2
eager2discover Resident 3 3 6 3
BiBurton Resident 5 4 9 4
Giini Starfall 4 5 9 5

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Cor (CorSakov Sosa), with Red (RedHeadJO Resident) second, and Neil (eager2discover Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Cor (CorSakov Sosa) and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) finished tied with 3 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
CorSakov Sosa 2 1
RedHeadJO Resident 1 2

In the last race, Cor breaks the tie with Red with his first place finish over Red’s second place finish.


Burton (BiBurton Resident) and Ellem (Giini Starfall) finished tied with 9 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
BiBurton Resident 5 4
Giini Starfall 4 5

In the last race, Burton breaks the tie with Ellem with his fourth place finish over Ellem’s fifth place finish.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – July 19th 2017

From the left (in boats): Moon (TMS Nacra 17), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Rugger (Bandit IF), Lucy (Shields Class), Kayo and Laured (TMS Flying Shadow), Shau (Bandit 25), Daenerys and Minna (TMS Flying Shadow), Red (Bandit IF), Neil (Bandit IF), and Palani (TMS Flying Shadow). On the dock: Penny, Rei, Ultra, Elbag, Connie, Ellem, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Moon (TMS Nacra 17), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Rugger (Bandit IF), Lucy (Shields Class), Kayo and Laured (TMS Flying Shadow), Shau (Bandit 25), Daenerys and Minna (TMS Flying Shadow), Red (Bandit IF), Neil (Bandit IF), and Palani (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the dock: Penny, Rei, Ultra, Elbag, Connie, Ellem, and Petra.

Slightly stormy sims that cleared up late featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The sims were a bit choppy for the small boats race, claiming four to DNFs in the small boat race, but the weather cleared for big boats with no DNFs as a result. Crowds of spectators continued the trend of great turn outs in the North Sea for races, as the Eden Puffin, Eden Albatros, and Ziziphus sims were packed with people watching. We also saw a great turnout of racers with 15 boats in the small boat fleet and 12 boats in the big boat fleet.

The small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Triple Pink course, was made up of a majority of six Bandit IFs. Five TMS Flying Shadows, with one crewed, a Dolphin Moth, a Bandit 25, a TMS Nacra 17, and a Shields Class rounded out the remainder of the small boat fleet. The fleet saw a fast start as 13 of the 15 racers were across the start line as 28 seconds ticked off the race clock. Daenerys, in her TMS Flying Shadow with Minna as crew, got things started as she crossed the start line at 00:00:01 followed right behind by myself, on my Dolphin Moth, at 00:00:02. Alexandre was right on my stern, in his Bandit IF, crossing the start line at 00:00:03, followed by Ultra, in his Bandit IF, crossing the start line at 00:00:04. Lucy, in her Shields Class, was across the start line next at 00:00:06. Red, in her Bandit IF, and Beane, in her TMS Flying Shadow, both crossed the start line next at 00:00:08. Alice, in her Bandit IF, was across the start line next at 00:00:14, followed by Moon, in his TMS Nacra 17, crossing at 00:00:15. Viv, in her TMS Flying Shadow, crossed the start line next at 00:00:22, followed by Neil, in his Bandit IF, crossing at 00:00:25. Shau, in her Bandit 25, and Rugger, in his Bandit IF, were both across the start line next at 00:00:28. Palani, in his TMS Flying Shadow, was across the start line next at 00:00:39, followed by Laured, in her TMS Flying Shadow, crossing at 00:00:53. I quickly leapt out to the lead of the fleet, in my quicker Dolphin Moth, as Daenerys, in her TMS Flying Shadow with Minna, settled in behind me. Viv, in her TMS Flying Shadow, made moves up through the fleet to nip at Daenerys’s stern. Moon, in his TMS Nacra 17, also made moves through the fleet to settle in just behind Viv as Laured, in her TMS Flying Shadow, worked her way into position behind Moon. Shau, in her Bandit 25, settled in at the center of the fleet as Palani, in his TMS Flying Shadow, followed closely behind her. Alexandre, in his Bandit IF, lead the IF pack in the fleet, with Neil, Red, and Ultra, all in Bandit IFs, following closely behind. Lucy, in her Shields Class, Beane, in her TMS Flying Shadow, Alice and Rugger, both in Bandit IFs, all succumbed to crashes and unfortunately recorded DNFs. I held on to the pack lead and crossed the finish line first, followed by Daenerys, with Minna, crossing the finish line in second. Viv crossed the finish line next followed by Moon, Laured, Shau, Palani, Alexandre, Neil, Red, and Ultra.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Copacabana course, was made up of a majority of six TMS One Design 65s. Two Wildwind Open 60s, two TMS Ushuaias, and two Quest IACCs made up the remainder of the big boat fleet. The big boat fleet saw just as fast a start as the small boat fleet, with 9 of the 12 racers crossing the start line as 28 seconds ticked off the race clock. Beane, in her TMS One Design 65, got things started as she crossed the start line at 00:00:03. Lucy, in her Quest IACC, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:05, followed by Kayo, in her One Design 65, crossing at 00:00:06. Rugger, in his Wildwind Open 60, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:07. I along with Laured, both in TMS One Design 65s, crossed the line together next at 00:00:11, followed by Viv, in her TMS One Design 65, at 00:00:20. Gryfin, in his Wildwind Open 60, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:22, followed by Moon, in his Quest IACC, crossing at 00:00:28. Palani, in his TMS One Design 65, crossed the start line next 00:00:36, followed by Ultra, in his TMS Ushuaia, crossing at 00:00:37, and Neil, in his TMS Ushuaia, crossing at 00:00:39. Beane, in her TMS One Design 65, took advantage of her great start, leading the fleet for the duration of the course. Viv, in her TMS One Design 65, made moves through the fleet to settle in behind Beane, as I, in my own TMS One Design 65, followed behind Viv. Kayo, in her TMS One Design 65, settled in next in the fleet, followed by Gryfin, in his Wildwind Open 60. Laured, in her TMS One Design 65, took up position in the middle of the fleet. Lucy, in her Quest IACC, fell slightly from her quick start to settle in behind Laured. Palani, in his TMS One Design 65, took up position behind Lucy, followed by Moon, in his Quest IACC, and Rugger, in his Wildwind Open 60. Neil, in his slowed TMS Ushuaia, took up position towards the rear of the fleet followed by Ultra, in his TMS Ushuaia. Beane, holding onto her lead, crossed the finish line first, followed by Viv, crossing second. I crossed the finish line next followed by Kayo, Gryfin, Laured, Lucy, Palani, Moon, Rugger, Neil, and Ultra.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Neil (eager2discover Resident), with ViV (vivipezz Resident) second, and Ultra (ultramantra Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Shau (ShauIa Resident) and Laured (laured Cabassoun) both finished tied with 16 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If there is a series score tie between two or more boats, each boat’s race scores shall be listed in order of best to worst, and at the first point(s) where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favour of the boat(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
ShauIa Resident 4 12
laured Cabassoun 7 9

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Shau’s favor with having a fourth place finish over Laured’s seventh place finish as her best.


Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) and Alice (alice8200 Resident) both tied with 24 points. As they both have identical finishes in both races, neither Rule A8.1 or Rule A8.2 will satisfy breaking their tie, therefore they remain tied in fifteenth place.

 

Bandit Regatta – July 17th 2017

From the left (in boats): Bianca (Bandit 25), Rugger (Bandit IF), Red (Bandit IF), Soh (Bandit IF), and Ultra (Bandit IF). On the dock: Nenrio, Philippe, Aeisha, Ellem, Sina, and Cryptic.

From the left (in boats): Bianca (Bandit 25), Rugger (Bandit IF), Red (Bandit IF), Soh (Bandit IF), and Ultra (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Nenrio, Philippe, Aeisha, Ellem, Sina, and Cryptic.

Smooth sim weather, a large spectator turn out, and exciting sailing featured in this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The sims behaved extremely well as no DNFs were recorded due to crashes in either race. Spectator turn out was also great as viewers flocked to the shore in the Eden Albatros region and along the beaches of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region. The sailing itself was exciting as things got bumpy in race two but everyone recovered well. This weeks fleet was again comprised of a majority of ten Bandit IFs with one lone Bandit 25. We would also like to welcome Soh, who was racing in his first set of races in the North Sea.

The first race, on the NS-SOL-13A course, saw the racers off to a speedy start as six of the nine boats in the fleet were over the start line as 28 seconds ticked off the race clock. Jackson got things started, crossing the start line at 00:00:03. Bianca, in the lone Bandit 25, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:07. Ultra followed along next across the start line at 00:00:18. Neil was next to cross the start line at 00:00:22 followed by Red at 00:00:24 and Daenerys at 00:00:28. Soh was next across the start line at 00:00:54 followed by Alexandre at 00:01:00 and Rugger at 00:01:07. Bianca, in her quicker Bandit 25, sped to the lead in the fleet with Red making moves through the fleet and settling in behind Bianca. Daenerys followed along on Red’s stern to also move up through the fleet. Alexandre made some of his own moves to pass through to fleet, settling in right behind Daenerys. Neil took up position in the middle of the fleet with Jackson, who fell off his great start, settling in behind Neil. Ultra took up position towards the rear of the fleet, falling back from his quick start, followed by Rugger and Soh. Bianca held her lead and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors as Red crossed the finish line second behind her. Daenerys was next to cross the finish line followed by Alexandre, Neil, Jackson, Ultra, Rugger, and Soh.

The second race, on the NS-SOL-13B course, saw the fleet off to another quick but albeit somewhat bumpy start as nine of the eleven boat fleet were across the start line as 30 seconds ticked off the race clock. Soh got things started crossing the start line at 00:00:01 followed by Ultra on his stern, crossing at 00:00:04. Bianca, once again in the lone Bandit 25, crossed the start line next at 00:00:6 followed by Red, right on her stern, at 00:00:07. Bianca immediately tacked to port after crossing the start line and started a chain reaction colliding with Red which subsequently delayed Daenerys, Jackson, and Alexandre as they crossed the start line and tried to avoid colliding with Red and Bianca. Bianca was charged with a rule 13* foul and completed a 360° penalty when she was clear of fleet traffic. Daenerys crossed the start line finally at 00:00:13 followed by Jackson at 00:00:15, and Alexandre at 00:00:17. Julia crossed the start line next at 00:00:27, followed by Moon at 00:00:30, Neil at 00:00:55, and Rugger at 00:00:57. Alexandre, Jackson, and Daenerys all recovered well from the bumpy start, as Alexandre made his way to the front of the fleet, passing Ultra who settled in behind Alxandre. Jackson moved up through the fleet, settling in behind Ultra, as Daenerys nipped at his stern. Neil made moves of his own through the fleet and took up position behind Daenerys. Julia settled in just aft of Neil as Moon took up position near the rear of the fleet followed by Soh, who fell off his great start, and then Rugger. Red, after battling to recover from the bumpy start, ultimately abandoned the race and recorded a DNF. Bianca, after completing her penalty turn, tried to continue the race but her connection dropped resulting in her recording a DNF. Alexandre held on to his lead and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors. Ultra crossed the finish line second followed by Jackson, Daenerys, Neil, Julia, Moon, Soh, and Rugger.

* Rule 13: WHILE TACKING
After a boat passes head to wind, she shall keep clear of other boats until she is on a close-hauled course. During that time rules 10, 11 and 12 do not apply. If two boats are subject to this rule at the same time, the one on the other’s port side or the one astern shall keep clear. Source: The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020

More pictures courtesy of Lucy King after the results.

Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 11kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Alexandre (ramuf Resident), with Daenerys (blondij Resident) second, and Ultra (ultramantra Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and the SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Notes:
Ultra (ultramantra Resident), Jackson (Jacquimo Resident), and Neil (eager2discover Resident) all finished tied with 9 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If there is a series score tie between two or more boats, each boat’s race scores shall be listed in order of best to worst, and at the first point(s) where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favour of the boat(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
ultramantra Resident 2 7
Jacquimo Resident 3 6
eager2discover Resident 4 5

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Ultra’s favor with having a second place finish over Jackson’s third place finish and Neil’s fourth place finish as their best. Subsequently, Jackson’s third place best finish breaks the tie in his favor over Neil’s fourth place best finish.


Moon (moonglownight Resident), Soh (sohaidan Resident), and Ruger (ruggeromare Resident) all finished tied with 17 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If there is a series score tie between two or more boats, each boat’s race scores shall be listed in order of best to worst, and at the first point(s) where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favour of the boat(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
moonglownight Resident 7 10
sohaidan Resident 8 9
ruggeromare Resident 8 9

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Moon’s favor with having a seventh place finish over Soh’s and Rugger’s eighth place finishes as there best. Soh and Rugger remain tied and as they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
sohaidan Resident 9 8
ruggeromare Resident 8 9

In the last race, Soh breaks the tie with Rugger with his eighth place finish over Rugger’s ninth place finish.

We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop to the first place overall winner.